About Mothercraft Ottawa

As a leader in early learning and care, and an innovator in parent support, Mothercraft Ottawa is here to help you and your family grow and thrive.

Our mission is to enhance the well-being of families through responsive, quality services and we achieve this by developing innovative programs and support services.

Established in 1944, Mothercraft Ottawa is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides programs and services for parents with infants and young children. For seven decades, Mothercraft Ottawa has been helping Ottawa families through our many child and family service programs, which include comprehensive prenatal classes, perinatal support, parenting classes, workshops and drop-in play groups.

We also offer full-time child care for children aged 18 months to 12 years and are proud to be Ottawa’s only part-time/casual child care program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

In an effort to accommodate the many families who come through our door, we are pleased to offer bilingual services throughout the various programs offered within our Ontario Early Years Centre.

Our History

Mothercraft Ottawa Board of Directors 2016-2017

Mothercraft Ottawa is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors who bring a broad cross section of expertise and experience to the agency.


PRESIDENT:  Jennifer M. Arnold
VICE PRESIDENT:  Alicia Ashton
TREASURER:  John Chapman


Cathie Adeney
Jennifer N. Arnold
Margo den Haan
Lucy Hargreaves
Margherita Marcone
Anne Marie O’Brien
Holly Ockenden
Helen Stathopoulos
Leila Wright

Ex-Officio Members